If a merchant wants to survive in a market that has a slew of gift, debit, credit cards, it is imperative that he or she can accept credit card payment using a POS terminal or using ecommerce methods that are the ‘in’ thing today.
However, since there is a difference in volume and amounts involved in transactions made by big and small businesses, there are pitfalls because most of the times you have to pay additional fees to get those transactions cleared (as opposed to big businesses) as well as wait for sometime to get access to these funds that bring your business to a standstill if not covered for.
Who knew how much of a headache merchant account processing would be?
This is the reality that most small to medium sized businesses have to go through, and even if most people would consider this to not be fair, it is how the business runs as most clients are treated like numbers with personalization only being offered if the amount of business transacted is at a level set by the merchant services organization.
However, all is not lost, as there are certain merchant services that treat clients who need a small business merchant account just the same as a large business owner. Perhaps if one needs to get one of these accounts, it bodes well that a careful comparison should be made between several merchant services before agreeing to anything.